Entries by Eric

Chopping Down Christmas Trees | Tree Chopping Tips for the Novice

It snowed in California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado this week, so I guess it’s okay to start talking about chopping down Christmas Trees for the holidays. In fact, many families have a time-honored family tradition of chopping down Christmas Trees over the Thanksgiving holiday which is just around the corner. Hard to believe it’s here […]

Top Three Christmas Trees | Most Popular Trees to Decorate

The Christmas Season is upon us once again and it’s time to start thinking about choosing the perfect tree to carry inside for the holidays. We have compiled a list of the top three Christmas Trees. These seem to be the most popular trees to decorate for the holidays. Here are a few tips to […]

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Protecting Existing Trees from Construction Damage by Installing Orange Safety Barriers

When working on construction sites or home landscaping projects, consideration must be given to protecting existing trees. Preventing damage to exposed tree roots and trunk bark can be crucial to the trees ultimate survival. The best method for protecting existing trees from potential injury can be as simple as installing a well-marked barricade around the […]

Pruning Upper Branches | How to Safely Prune Upper Tree Limbs

The need for pruning upper branches becomes inevitable as your trees mature. In many cases the upper tree limbs can grow dangerously close to power lines and other structures. The trees sprawling branches may extend near your home, covering eave gutters, or worse contacting roof shingles or the side of your house.

Fruit Trees that Thrive in Planting Zones 3 & 4 and Bear Fruit

Several types of fruit trees thrive in planting zones 3 & 4. While the temperatures are relatively cool in zones 3 & 4, both zones are well suited for growing a variety of fruit trees. The extreme winter temperatures in Zone 4 is can range from minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 30 degrees. The […]

Alaska Trees | The Most Common Tree Species Found in Alaska

Alaska is home to several species, but in all cases Alaska Trees are among the hardiest varieties in order to withstand the harsh environment. The climate is quite diverse, from growing zones 4 and 5 along the southern coast, to the severe cold climate of zone1 found in the frigid northern portion of the state. […]

Pruning Apple Trees | When is the Ideal Time for Pruning Apple Trees

Apple trees are extremely resilient and grow well in most planting zones, but pruning apple trees annually is crucial for optimum fruit production. The most productive growth areas for apple trees are zones 4 through 7. In addition to improving fruit production, pruning apple trees can also maintain the overall shape of the trees to […]